Presentation on theme: "Bob is eighty. Hes old and weak. Mary, his wife is seventy-nine. Shes old, too."— Presentation transcript:
Bob is eighty. Hes old and weak. Mary, his wife is seventy-nine. Shes old, too.
Fifty years ago they were young. Bob was strong. He wasnt weak. Mary was beautiful. She wasnt old.
The past simple of the verb to be is was & were. I He She It was We You They were
We form questions by putting was/werebefore the subject pronoun. She was ill yesterday. Was she ill yesterday? We form negations by putting not after was/were. She wasnt ill yesterday. She was not ill yesterday. ( + ) ( ? )
We use the past simple for actions which finished at a definite stated time in the past. That is, we know when the action happened.
They were in Berlin last month. (When? Last month)
He was in hospital two weeks ago. (When? Two weeks ago)